Jordan launches ELO university competition

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AMMAN — The Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research agreed Monday to launch the English-Language Olympics (ELO) at Jordanian universities, Al-Mamlaka TV reported.اضافة اعلان

ELO is a program which aims at buttressing English language skills. It has been used in Jordanian schools as a contest in which a team of seven students, aged 11–16 competes against other teams from different schools and academies from across the Kingdom, Middle East, and other countries worldwide.

Signing an agreement to launch ELO also in universities on Monday, the ministry said the program will build local and international partnerships to achieve sustainable development and improve an integrated education system.

The agreement is within the ministry’s tasks defined under the Higher Education Law No. 17 of 2018 and its amendments, in its vision towards a distinguished higher education model at the regional level that emulates leading global practices. It aims to achieve the ministry’s mission to improve the services of the higher education system within the framework of quality and competitiveness.

The agreement was signed by Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research Wajih Owais. Majid Saleh Naji Hamad signed on behalf of the non-profit organization Massa for International Exams.

Al-Mamlaka said the ELO university program will include competing teams from various public and private universities from all over the world. Scores of others, including referees and supervisory committees, will volunteer for the event, which will be sponsored by several ministries, and public and private institutions.

ELO’s activities are held annually in September and October by gathering the participating teams of public and private universities from Jordan and abroad.

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